Academic Advisor

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036788 Department Code 00000 Department School of Management Job Title Academic Advisor Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Academic advisor will monitor academic progress for subset of students among the Whitman undergraduate population. Provide academic advising which includes program planning, choice of major(s), course selection, academic rules and regulations, study abroad options, and academic opportunities to enhance the undergraduate experience and ensure timely degree completion. Work as a team member with the Whitman undergraduate advising staff to ensure that all Whitman students receive accurate information and guidance in their degree requirements. Provide support and make necessary referrals for students in need.


Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of work experience in an academic setting. Masters degree preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.

Must be collegial, detail-oriented, tech-savvy, and have excellent program planning and project management skills.


Counsel, advise, and mentor Whitman undergraduate students on complex academic and personal issues, making appropriate referrals when needed. Counsel and advise students in specific curriculum decisions including the choice and scheduling of courses, selection and change of majors and minors, providing referrals to specific departments, schools or colleges as appropriate.

Understand, interpret, and provide rationale for SU and Whitman academic policies and procedures to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

Oversee all administrative tasks associated with assigned students including semester degree checks, rising senior audits, degree certifications, athletic certifications, flag maintenance, and daily intake of student forms.

Utilize campus-wide software to track degree completion and communicate with faculty regarding student success.

Promote and engage in extracurricular involvement on campus for the IMPRESS program. IMPRESS is a program to develop and measure extracurricular student experiences, increase student engagement, and better prepare undergraduate students for real-life experiences outside of the classroom.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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